North Central College - Naperville, IL

Liberal Studies Certificates

Gender Studies

This certificate is intended for those students who desire to study how gender issues integrate with issues in culture and politics. A study of gender in public life is the centerpiece of the certificate.

Prerequisites:  Students are required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process for this certificate.

Certificate: Nine credit hours chosen from the following courses:
MLS 518 Gender and Art
MLS 526 Hispanic Culture and the Border
MLS 534 Gender in Public Life and the Professions: Literature, Theory, and Practice
MLS 570 Critical Thinking
MLS 680 Justice, Care, and Community  (a capstone course in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program; instructor consent required. Students enrolling in capstone courses normally will have completed three courses in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, one in each theme area.)

See the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies webpage for course descriptions.

How to Apply

History and Nature of Science

The certificate in the History and Nature of Science is a humanities approach to scientific investigation.  It is intended for students who desire to study the advance of science from a historical perspective and investigate ethical dimensions in the world of science both past and present.

Prerequisites:  Students are required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process for this certificate.

Certificate: Nine credit hours chosen from the following courses:
MLS 510 Changing Models of the Universe: Plato to Kepler
MLS 514 The Uses and Abuses of Science
MLS 555 Technology, Society, and Ethics
MLS 610 From Certainty to Chaos
MLS 612 Changing Concepts of the Earth and Its Life

See the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies webpage for course descriptions.

How to Apply

Multicultural Studies

This certificate is intended for students who want to investigate multiple ways of knowing and seeing the social world. It brings together courses from the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program that explicitly recognize cultural differences in studying society.

Prerequisites: Students are required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process for this certificate.

Certificate: Nine credit hours chosen from the following courses:
MLS 512 Religion, Ritual, and Symbol
MLS 526 Hispanic Culture and the Border
MLS 538 Sport in a Multicultural World
MLS 632 Race, Ethnicity, and the American Experience
MLS 634 The “Third World”

See the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies webpage for course descriptions.

How to Apply